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photo The Hon. Colin James BARNETT MLA
Member for Cottesloe
WA Legislative Assembly
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at April 2009
Party   Liberal Party of Australia
State   WA
Current Leader of Government or Opposition   Premier from September 2008. Leader of the Opposition from 7 August 2008 - 6 September 2008 and February 2001 - February 2005.
Term Expires   2012
Parliamentary Service   Elected to the Thirty-third Parliament for Cottesloe at the by-election on 11 August 1990, held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Hon. William Ralph Boucher Hassell. Re-elected 1993, 1996, 2001, 2005 and 6 September 2008.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Shadow Minister for Housing 1990 - 1992; for Fuel and Energy August 1991 - 24 May 1992; Works and Services 13 August 1990 - 24 May 1992; Shadow Minister for State Development, and Fuel and Energy 24 May - 24 November 1992; Shadow Minister for Resources, and Fuel and Energy 24 November 1992 - 16 February 1993; Minister for Resources Development and Energy February 1993 - February 2001; Tourism from August 1993 - February 1994; and Education from December 1995 - February 2001; Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management 27 March 2004 - 9 March 2005. Minister for State Development from 23 September 2008.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Deputy Leader of the Opposition May 1992 - November 1992. Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party, November 1992 - February 2001. Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly February 1993 - February 2001. Manager of Opposition Business in the Legislative Assembly, 27 March 2006 - September 2008. Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party from February 2001.
Other Positions   Vice Patron of the Claremont Football Club (Inc), Claremont Football Club Past Players and Officials Association, Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club (Inc), Claremont/Nedlands Cricket Club (Inc), North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club (Inc) and Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club (Inc); Patron of Sea View Golf Club (Inc) and Cottesloe Rugby Union Club.
Former Occupations   Economist, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Canberra. Lecturer in Economics, Curtin University Perth and Visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. Chief Economist, Confederation of Western Australian Industry, and Executive Director of the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1985-1990).
Professional Activity   Advisory Committee for the School of Business at the WA College of Advanced Education; Advisory Committee for Financial Management and Economics at Curtin University of Technology.
Publications   Articles published in Economic Record and Economic Activity.
Qualifications   B.Ec (Hons) M.Ec
Electoral Address   Suite 12, 589 Stirling Highway
Cottesloe WA 6011
Telephone   08 9383 1505
Fax   08 9385 2352
Other Addresses   Parliament House, Perth WA 6000. Tel 08 9222 7222
Date of Birth   15/7/50
Place of Birth   Nedlands, Western Australia.
Married/Children   Married, 4 Children
Interests   Any spectator sport, plays social tennis, patron of the arts in electorate of Cottesloe, fascination with atmospheric phenomena.

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